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How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden. An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold? Could it be that?

How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden.  An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold?  Could it be that?

Symptoms : Symptoms of food poisoning usually start between four to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. It is usually because you have eaten food contaminated with bacteria or other toxins. Common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements, aching muscles and possibly a fever. I don't know if you have food poisoning, but if you do it could be from a meal earlier today or even from something that you ate yesterday. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

Probable: Unless both occasions were from the same batch of salad when spoilage would be suspected, you had likely anaphylactic reactions to something in the salad. The chances for anaphylaxis (a life-threatening form of allergic response) are higher when there are itching, flushing, and /or hives. If you can't figure out which ingredient in the salad caused your problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I consumed a raw egg that had a crack in it that was left out for 12 hours. Am i gonna get food poisoning?

I consumed a raw egg that had a crack in it that was left out for 12 hours. Am i gonna get food poisoning?

No: This happens to people all the time. If the egg seemed normal, don't worry. There's actually another membrane that protects the part that can be infected from salmonella. If you become very anxious about food poisoning, perhaps you can read up on the realities, and if you're still concerened, your physician can help you. ...Read more

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I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

No burping does not: No burping is not a sign of food poisoning.Burping is caused by excess air in your stomach, you can try over the counter semithicone which may help with burping and if associated with esophageal reflux you can take Omeprazole or Prevacid (lansoprazole) to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

How do you treat food poisoning?

Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning?

What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater.Well cooked kills bacteria and spores.Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...Read more

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How can you fight food poisoning?

How can you fight food poisoning?

Be cautious : Of where st what you eat. When you eat out make sure your trust the food preparation and staff hygiene. Avoid ordering raw or under cooked foods. At home wash your produce well. Don't use the same cutting boards for meats as you do veggies. Wash your cutlery well. Cook your food thoroughly. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Everyone: Food poisoning can affect anyone. However, the very young and old are at higher risk, as are anyone with a compromised immune system. ...Read more

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How can you contract food poisoning?

How can you contract food poisoning?

Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especially careful with foods that contain mayonnaise on a buffet or family picnic that have set out awhile. Always remember to wash your fresh foods before you eat them. This will lessen the chance that you will contract a food borne illness. ...Read more

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What can be done for food poisoning?

What can be done for food poisoning?

Depends on the type : Of "poison". The preventive issues and clinical features and treatments vary depending on if the food poisoning is due to live micro-organisms, bacterial toxins, or chemical poisons. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002618/. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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I have food poisoning What can I take ?

Depends...: The treatment for food poisoning really depends on the type of food poisoning and the symptoms you are having. In general, keeping hydrated is important. If you are having a lot of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, drinking a sports drink will help keep your electrolytes normal. If your symptoms are severe or persistent, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

If you eat something: And then in a short while later get ill - that is likely food poisoning. In most cases it is limited. If you contrinue to vomit go see a doctor. You can get very dehydrated and also yoru electrolytes can become imbalancede. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more